April 20, 2009
This morning Orville was using the tractor to load up last winters outside horses manure pile into the dump trailer. Line came ambling over to see what he was doing with the tractor and that big pile of manure. What Was That Box?? She walked around the other side of the dump trailer and tried to see where where Orville was putting it. Line could not figure out where that manure was going. She couldn't look over the top and see inside so it must be disappearing. Orville drove over to the big compost pile and dumped the full trailer and she finally figured it out.
After lunch Orville lead Lyn over to the hitching rail fed him his grain, groomed and saddled him up and put a snaffle bit in his mouth. Yesterday he had put the back pad and crupper on each of the colts and today was another step in the process of training and getting used to different situations.
April 1st we wormed and used the electric clippers to take manes off all the Fjords. With no power we use a generator on wheels and a hitch to hook it to the quad and take the clippers and genny out to the horses. Easy to worm everyone and take manes off the Fjords all at the same time.
Now Lyn was looking really spiffy with his mane standing up about an inch, under saddle and a bit in his mouth. Picture perfect and I did not have my camera. He had had a bit in his mouth once before and was very comfortable with it now and did not chew or play with it. Orville took him back to his pen and tied him up and brought Magnum back with him. Orville trimmed his front feet then put the saddle and a snaffle bit on him. Again no reaction just a another day of doing something new and interesting. Magnum did chew and play with the bit as it was his first time wearing one. His turn to go out to his pen and stand quietly tied up with saddle and bridle on. Orville brought Lyn back to hitching rail, unsaddled and bridled and put them on Daniel. Lyn was turned back out and Danny was put in his pen to stand tied for awhile. Orville had trimmed his front feet prior to getting Lyn. After all the colts had been turned back out Jarry was brought in and Orville rode him up the mountain for an hour or so.
Jarry is really liking the hackmore and responding much better. Orville rode him to the cabin where the mares were grazing and Jarry walked quietly through the mares and I managed to grab my camera a get a few pictures.
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